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Engineer by degree, but I code for a living. Recently switched to using a tablet for leisure internet, like this site, but the on-screen keyboard is horrible, so please forgive my missing letters and things!


Feb
22
comment Dry hopped pellets in a keg without bag
Agree with the 'blow out any hop material...' I had this happen at a friend of mine's house just before a big party. I don't think he dry hopped a whole bunch, but what we did, and it worked, was to rig the CO2 to the output of the corney keg, so that CO2 was forced down the dip tube. The first pint or two could be eaten with a spoon, but it flowed. And the party went on with the keg pouring.
Feb
22
revised Is there a good way to estimate/calculate volume lost in fermentation(s)?
Added paragraph about how more hops cause more loss.
Feb
22
comment What's a good small-batch fermentation vessel?
Or, if you don't care to see bubbles, just put some aluminum foil over the top with a rubber band (you really don't need an air lock unless you get a charge off seeing bubbles).
Feb
22
revised Is there a good way to estimate/calculate volume lost in fermentation(s)?
Added comment for those who bag their hops in the boil
Feb
22
answered WLP 566 Saison Long Fermentation
Feb
22
asked How do I know when a starter has hit 'high krausen', when using a stir plate
Feb
22
answered Is there a good way to estimate/calculate volume lost in fermentation(s)?
Feb
2
accepted Can the Phosphoric acid from the hardware store be used to adjust sparge water?
Feb
2
comment Can the Phosphoric acid from the hardware store be used to adjust sparge water?
Went with lactic acid from LHBS.
Feb
2
comment Can the Phosphoric acid from the hardware store be used to adjust sparge water?
Yeah, they have a purpose to denature it with ethanol, hehe. But that added 'poison' is called out on the label. A company I used to work for sold gallons of stuff for the same price as two ounces, the same MSDS. Just called it something else. But you're right, unless there's a definitive food grade, I'm not doing it.
Jan
28
revised Fly Sparging: Can I start boiling straight away
Added another bullet about pre-boil gravity
Jan
28
asked Can the Phosphoric acid from the hardware store be used to adjust sparge water?
Jan
18
comment What software do most brewers use?
I've had it up to here with BeerSmith2 in that it's backwards (you enter an efficiency and it forces that down, instead of entering the data and calculating the efficiency). What spreadsheet do you use?
Jan
18
accepted How do I calculate mash efficiency with BeerSmith2 when doing a partigyle?
Jan
18
comment How do I calculate mash efficiency with BeerSmith2 when doing a partigyle?
Thanks for the suggestion. Your method worked a little better than the one from JoeFish. Well, at least it was faster to get somewhat close to my actual values, but I still couldn't get close enough to my actuals for my liking. And I boiled my partigyle really hard, so had to put in a different equipment profile since you can't do that by recipe.
Jan
18
comment How do I calculate mash efficiency with BeerSmith2 when doing a partigyle?
Thanks for the suggestion. I have my "real" numbers, but I was unable to get the program to match my actual volumes and SG readings using the "fiddle with efficiencies" method. I'm annoyed that there's no way to set how "hard" you boil by batch. BeerSmith2 seems backwards with accepting an efficiency as an input value...it should be a result. I'm not sure I'll buy this program.
Jan
16
asked How do I calculate mash efficiency with BeerSmith2 when doing a partigyle?
Jan
3
comment What software do most brewers use?
I tried this one, but it seems like it doesn't do much with water volume calculations; setting quarts per pound in your mash, and all that seems missing.
Jan
1
answered BJCP Study Material
Dec
31
answered Bad “Canned Meat” smell after bottling, and briefly mid-fermentation